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SCC upholds Ontario court’s jurisdiction over claim to enforce foreign judgment for US$ 9.51 billion environmental damages

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in the case of Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje that Ontario’s courts have jurisdiction to determine whether a US$ 9.51 billion judgement by Ecuador’s courts against Chevron Corp. for environmental damages should be recognized and enforced in … Continue reading

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Dry Cleaners Fined $15,000 for Environmental offences

Environment Canada reports that  the owner of Crown Cleaners, operating in Toronto, Ontario, pleaded guilty on April 21, 2015, in the Ontario Provincial Court of Justice, to the offence of contravening the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations … Continue reading

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Largest penalty ever imposed for environmental infractions in Canada

Bloom Lake General Partner Limited was ordered to pay $7.5 million in the Criminal and Penal Division of the Court of Quebec in Montreal today, after pleading guilty to 45 charges under the Fisheries Act, resulting from several incidents including … Continue reading

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Reptile smuggling nets six-month conditional sentence and $5000 fine

Cornwall resident convicted under federal wildlife legislation February 17, 2014 – Cornwall, Ontario – Environment Canada Stephen Malcolm Shillingford, of Cornwall, Ontario, was convicted in the Ontario Court of Justice on February 10, 2014, for illegally importing reptiles, listed under … Continue reading

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Company fined $210,000 for discharge/spill into Columbia River B.C.

ROSSLAND, B.C. – November 6, 2013 – Teck Metals Ltd. was sentenced to pay $210,000 in British Columbia Provincial Court for offences under the federal Fisheries Act and the provincial Spill Reporting Regulation of the Environmental Management Act related to a release of sodium hydroxide into … Continue reading

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Illegal Importation of Reptiles Nets Jail Time and Fines

CORNWALL, Ontario. – Dennis Day of Cobden, Ontario, was sentenced on November 5 in the Ontario Court of Justice after pleading guilty on July 23, 2013 to two counts of violating federal laws regulating the import of reptiles. Mr. Day … Continue reading

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